With the whole coronavirus scare going on there is something else steaming up behind the lines.
There is a global pandemic coming upon us. Or at least a lot of people think so. Conspiracy-minded folks feel that we are in a global livelihood crisis. The world is in an inevitable, hypothetical end.
According to APNews:
North Korea fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern sea on Monday, South Korean officials said, resuming weapons demonstrations after a months-long hiatus that may have been forced by the coronavirus crisis in Asia.
The launches came two days after North Korea’s state media said leader Kim Jong Un supervised an artillery drill aimed at testing the combat readiness of units in front-line and eastern areas.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles were fired from an area near the coastal town of Wonsan and flew about 240 kilometers (149 miles) northeast on an apogee of about 35 kilometers (22 miles). It said the South Korean and U.S. militaries were jointly analyzing the launches. JCS officials later told reporters that the weapons were presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles.
North Korea likely tested one of its new road-mobile, solid-fuel missile systems or a developmental “super large” multiple rocket launcher it repeatedly demonstrated last year, said Kim Dong-yub, an analyst from Seoul’s Institute for Far Eastern Studies. Experts say such weapons can potentially overwhelm missile defense systems and expand the North’s ability to strike targets in South Korea and Japan, including U.S. bases there.
Kim Jong Un had entered the new year vowing to bolster his nuclear dweterrent in the face of “gangster-like” U.S. sanctions and pressure, using a key ruling party meeting in late December to warn of “shocking” action over stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration.
He also said North Korea would soon reveal a new “strategic weapon” and insisted the country was no longer “unilaterally bound” to a self-imposed suspension on the testing of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missiles. But Kim did not explicitly lift the moratorium or give any clear indication that such tests were impending and seemed to leave the door open for eventual negotiations.
North Korea has always over exaggerated beyond there military might. They have for decades now and its always been a scare tactic with them. That being said they have advanced their military tenfold in the past few years.
However, I don't think the ballistic missiles they fired into the ocean have anything to do with the coronavirus. The first point is it didn't start in North Korea as far as we know. It started in ch*na and ch*na is the only superpower to be an ally to North Korea.